The Haggin Oaks and Morton Golf family regretfully announces the loss of longtime employee and Sacramento Golf Club volunteer Sy Wahab.
After finishing up a round of chemotherapy battling cancer, his heart gave out after 90 years- most of those spent making his golf community a better place.
Sy’s impact on Haggin Oaks was indelible.
He was an active member of the Sacramento Golf Club in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming the club’s President and holding every office of the club along the way.
Sy’s passion was passing along his love of golf and he would spend every summer for nearly two decades working with Haggin Oaks golf professionals Dick McShane, Tom Morton and Kelli Corlett running junior camps each June, July and August with kids 5 to 17.
His love of kids and desire to have them fall in love with the game was undeniable.
His time and financial contributions to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento were something the organization could count on time and time again.
“Over my long tenure at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, there are few people I can say that were more passionate at giving back to his community and fellow golfer than Sy,” says Ken Morton, Sr., CEO of Morton Golf. “For more than 40 years, Sy set aside thousands of hours of his time to make the world a better place. He impacted thousands of junior golfers with his positive and caring attitude and the Sacramento Golf Club wouldn’t be what it is today without his hard work. He was a dear friend to all of us here at Haggin Oaks and will be sorely missed. Our community was a better place with Sy Wahab in it.”
Sy’s passing is roughly three years after the loss of the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Madge.